Bahamian athlete, Shaunae Miller-Uibo, is confirmed as an entry for the 2022 World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting at Staten Island in February.
The Olympic champion will be one of the headlining acts at the meeting, one of the founding events on the World Athletic Indoor Tour. In it, Miller-Uibo will look to continue her unbeaten streak at the 400m distance.
‘Golden Girl’ on an undefeated streak
In 2021, Shaunae Miller-Uibo remained unbeaten at the 400m distance throughout the entire season. It included her collecting a second Olympic Gold medal at that distance. Shaunae Miller-Uibo had her big Olympic breakthrough in the 2016 Games, landing the 400m gold.
She admirably backed that up in Tokyo, Japan, in 2021, setting a new North, Central American and Caribbean record of 48.36 in the process of defending her Olympic crown. The two-time Olympic 400m champion starts her new indoor season of 2022 in Staten Island.
Return to Staten Island
At last year’s New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in New York, Shaunae Miller-Uibo set a new Bahamian record for the 400m. The 27-year-old will look to improve on that 400m indoor personal best of 50.21 set in February last year.
The Bahamian ‘Golden Girl’ will likely be lining up in a stiff field at the competition, expected to go alongside the 2020 US indoor 400m champion Wadeline Jonathas. The American landed a 4x400m relay gold with Team USA at the 2021 Olympics.
The 2022 edition of the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix will be the 27th. It has seen the setting of nine world records along with 16 American records set.